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    JOHN H. DRURY, assistant cashier of the First National Bank of Troy, Ohio, and formerly postmaster, is interested financially in a number of the prospering enterprises of Miami County. He was born at Rowe, Massachusetts, January 12, 1850, and is a son of John C. Drury. The parents of Mr. Drury settled at Troy in 1855 and this city has been the latter's home ever since.

    John C. Drury was engaged, in a dry goods and grocery business until the opening of the Civil War, when he proved his patriotism by raising Company H, Eleventh Regiment O. Vol. of which he was elected captain. It went into service in 1861, and Captain Drury was out for one year, when he resigned his commission and returned home, but only to raise a second company, this being Company B, Ninety-fourth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, of which he was also made captain. This regiment went to Kentucky, and in 1862, in the terrible battle of Perryville, Captain Drury fell at the head of his command, shot through the heart.

    J. H. Drury attended the common school at Troy and then went through the High School, after which he took a business course at Dayton. Upon his return he became a clerk in the Troy post office, his mother being postmistress for eight years, and in 1875 he succeeded her and served until 1879. In July of that year he entered the First National Bank, and has been associated with this institution ever since, and has been assistant cashier since early in 1881. He is a man of considerable business enterprise, and has identified himself with manufacturing and other interests in this section.

    In 1881 Mr. Drury was married to Miss Anna Clokey, who is a daughter of Rev. Joseph Clokey, formerly a prominent Presbyterian minister, but now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Drury are members of the Presbyterian Church at Troy, in which he is an elder. He belongs to the Troy Club. His interest in politics is only that of a good citizen.

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